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Spotlight on Vectra 2572 O/B

This model is the largest in Vectra's line of family-friendly deckboats.  The 2572 boasts room for 13, plenty of storage, comfortable seating, and on test day reached a top speed of nearly 50 mph. View complete test results and watch the video.

                          1940 O/B                              2572 O/B


Four New Boat Dealers

We would like to welcome aboard four New Boat Dealers who are now advertising their products in the BoatTEST.com classified pages: 

Atlanta Inboards, in Buford, Ga.   They have a number of new and used boats for sale.  There are three that caught our eye:

- A used 2005 Rinker 250 Fiesta Vee with anchor windlass, duo-prop and full enclosed cockpit canvas, which we like because it extends your season. Price: $59,540, which is 23% below its new MSRP. View boat.

- A 1997 Cobalt 23LS with a 300-hp Volvo with only 357 hours on it. $25,995.  View boat.

- A 2004 MasterCraft 22' X-Star with a 350-hp engine and triple ballast tanks and only 248 hours on the engines $49,995. View boat here.

Also from Buford, Ga. is Friendship Marine which is the Larson dealer in town. JD Power & Associates announced in February that Larson was the most improved large sterndrive builder in their annual surveys. You might want to check out these three Larsons at Friendship and we have tested them all.  After you look at the models, you should check out the tests.—

SEi 180 Fish & Ski      Escape 204 Outboard      370 Cabrio with twin engines


Captain's Cove in Cincinnati, Ohio has a very wide offering of new and used boats from numerous manufacturers.  Check out their listings as they literally have something for almost everyone. For example--

-  2003 Baja 20 Outlaw with MerCruiser 5.0 MPI for $23,900.

-  2003 Glastron GS 249, loaded with equipment, for $38,900.

-  1998 Carver 405 Aft Cabin express cruiser with twin 454's for $189,900.

Texas Marine in Beaumont, TX, has a store there, and also a dealership in Seabrook, TX and one in Conroe, TX.  The dealership in Beaumont is a Ranger and Yamaha dealer.  Here are three boats that might fit your needs—

- A 2006 2000 Bay Ranger. This 19'6" boat has a 100" beam and is loaded.  One of the things we like most about Ranger's construction is their extensive use of "pultrusions," which give stiffness and strength without having to add wood or a lot of weight. Ranger leads the industry in this technology, which combines very high heat with glass and a special resin to produce what looks like steel.

- There is also a Z19 NASCAR Ranger bass boat on the lot that looks fast.

Texas Marine also has in stock the AR 210 Yamaha twin engine 110-hp jet boat. This model has twin 1052 cc marine engines and a wakeboard tower. The model was introduced several years ago at the Miami boat show and it set the benchmark for jet-power sportboats.  Since then there have been imitators, but this is the boat that started it all.


Chaparral and Crownline Models on BoatTEST's Search Engine

Now you can compare all Chaparral and Crownline models with hundreds of boats tested by BoatTEST.com from major builders.  To compare Chaparral click here. To compare Crownline, click here.


"For Sale by Owner" Classified Section Open -- Only $19.95 per month--and "Test" Link FREE!

BoatTEST.com's classified section is now open to boats for sale by their owner. Now you can tap into the same market as some of the largest dealers in the marine business including MarineMax and Olympic Boat Centers, to reach the select market of BoatTEST.com where new and used boat buyers do their research. The cost is just $19.95 per month.  If a sistership of your boat has been tested by BoatTEST.com we will put a link to the test on your listing for FREE!  To sign up, click here.


Regal 1900 Special Edition

For just $235 a month you can find yourself behind the wheel of a Regal 1900. Click here for complete details on this limited time offer.  View the sistership test video.  


Which Tow Vehicle is Right for You? Check Our Tow-Vehicle Tests!

Dakota Trx4 Off-Road Quad Cab Ram 1500 Quad Cab Laramie 4x4 Hemi
Durango Limited 4x4 Hemi    Ram 2500 Quad Cab     
Ram 3500 Laramie Mega Cab 4x2 Diesel        Ram 3500 Quad Cab Dually 4x4 Diesel


For Marine Insurance BoatTest.com Recommends Global Marine  

Global Marine Insurance is an agency that specializes only in marine insurance, and has been in business since 1989. Over the years they have built up a solid reputation amongst professionals in the marine industry, and that is why BoatTEST.com recommends them to you.


For Marine Surveyors BoatTest.com Recommends Davis & Company

Davis and Company, Ltd. is comprised of over 60 offices throughout the United States and Canada.  The company is the largest firm in North America specializing in marine surveys and engineering.


Thinking of Purchasing a Boat? Get a Background Check First

Seas can be rough and accidents do happen. Just enter the hull identification number and get details before you make a final buying decision Click here to check our this new service in out Boating Services section. 


For Boat Loans BoatTest.com Recommends Azura Capital  

At Azura Capital, loan decisions are made quickly, usually within the same or next business day if your personal financials are not required. Best of all, Azura Capital works with the nation's leading marine lenders and will secure the best finance package to fit your needs.


 


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